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Jul 23, 2010

Jul 23, 2010

Experts say H5N1 picture not greatly improved since 2003

(CIDRAP News) – The global H5N1 avian influenza situation has not improved very much since the virus began spreading widely in 2003, and many human cases have probably gone unreported, French health experts conclude in an assessment published yesterday in Eurosurveillance.

Apr 21, 2010

Apr 21, 2010

Cambodia reports H5N1 death, WHO confirms Vietnam cases

(CIDRAP News) – Cambodia's health ministry today announced that a 27-year-old man died of H5N1 avian influenza, while the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed two previously reported cases in Vietnam and ruled out human-to-human transmission.

Apr 13, 2010

Apr 13, 2010

Vietnam awaits more test results in suspected H5N1 cluster

(CIDRAP News) – Two patients who are part of a suspected H5N1 avian influenza case cluster in northern Vietnam's Bac Kan province are still hospitalized, with 11 others isolated for flu-like symptoms, health officials said today.

The two hospitalized patients include a 22-year-old man and a 27-month-old girl whose confirmed infections were previously reported by the Vietnamese media, the Associated Press (AP) reported today.

Apr 09, 2010

Apr 09, 2010

WHO confirms Egyptian H5N1 death, Vietnam probes possible cluster

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed Egypt's latest human H5N1 case and death, as speculation grew about a possible geographic cluster of illnesses in Vietnam's Bac Kan province.

Apr 05, 2010

Apr 05, 2010

Vietnam, Egypt report new H5N1 cases

(CIDRAP News) – Vietnamese health officials today announced that a man from Bac Kan province is infected with the H5N1 avian influenza virus, a day after Egypt's health ministry confirmed another human case.

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